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Ware Center to Screen Filmed Premiere of West End's GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 3/21

On Thursday, March 21, 7:30 PM the Ware Center Film Series presents a live, time delayed presentation of the theatrical premiere of "Great Expectations" from the Vaudeville Theatre in West End London. For the very first time, the Dickens classic is being staged in London's West End, and audiences around the world will be able to share the historic opening night experience at their local theater, this case, the Ware Center. Filmed on Thursday, February 7, 2013 this world premiere of the film includes red carpet arrivals and behind the scenes footage, as well as the performance.

Although "Great Expectations" has been adapted for film on two separate occasions, once by David Lean in 1946 and most recently by Mike Newell, it has never been produced for The West End or Broadway, widely believed to be too difficult to translate to stage. However, this Jo Clifford adaptation has been universally acclaimed as a triumph on its sellout tour of the UK in advance of its West End debut. The event will form part of the global celebrations surrounding the 200th Anniversary of Dickens' birth.

Director Graham Maclaren's 'outstanding' 'haunting' and 'utterly brilliant' production brings some of the most memorable characters ever created to life. The beautiful, chilling Estella, the terrifying convict Magwitch, the manipulative Jaggers, the tragic and mysterious Miss Havisham, and Pip looking back on his young self - a boy with "great expectations."

Ticket Information: Tickets: $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors; $5. for students with MU ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Ticket Office at 717-872-3811 or 717-871-2308; online, at; or, in person at The Ware Center (42 N. Prince St., Lancaster) or the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office (Room 103, 21 S. George St., Millersville). Ticket Offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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